Meet Your Keynote Speakers

The Oregon Active Transportation Summit is our annual conference featuring inspiring mobile workshops, plenary sessions, professional training, and networking with keynote speakers, thought leaders, and passionate professionals.

Anthony Foxx

Anthony Foxx

Anthony Foxx served from 2013-2017 as the 17th United States Secretary of Transportation, leading an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget, whose primary goal was to ensure that America maintains the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world. Among many accomplishments during his tenure, the DOT established a first-ever policy framework for the safe integration of self-driving vehicles and leveraged $350 million in public and private funding to demonstrate how smart technology can change cities and local communities.

Anthony was also the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009-2013. During this time, he made transportation investments the centerpiece of Charlotte's job creation and economic recovery efforts. These investments included extending the LYNX light rail system, the largest capital project ever undertaken by the city. He also expanded Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (the sixth busiest in the world), worked with North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue to accelerate the I-485 outer belt loop and started the Charlotte Streetcar project.

 

Charles Brown

Charles Brown

Charles T. Brown, MPA is a self-proclaimed “street-level researcher” working at the intersection of transportation, health, and equity. He currently serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. With more than a decade of public and private sector experience in urban and regional planning, public policy, and research, he has served as a course instructor for the National Transit Institute (NTI), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Highway Administration, New Jersey Departments of Transportation and Health. Mr. Brown's work has been published in several international journals as well as featured in the New York Times, CityLab, NPR, and various other national and local media outlets. Mr. Brown is the recipient of several notable honors in transportation and receives invitations to speak locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a military veteran and a recipient of the Mississippi Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.